Nov
16
to Nov 19

Entomology Conference 2014

Sunday, November 16 – Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Entomology 2014
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Join the Xerces Society at the Entomological Society of America’s Annual Meeting for a rare opportunity to hear Xerces Society conservationists during Symposia on diverse topics of interest, including pollinator conservation and endangered species:

Click here for more information or to register online.

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Nov
8
10:30am10:30am

Farming with Beneficial Insects: Ecological Strategies

Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Re-Imagine Agriculture Conference
Vancouver, WA

Wild beneficial insects are a largely under-harnessed free resource for the control of crop pests, and pollination. The Xerces Society’s Eric Lee-Mader will review the latest practical information on how to attract and sustain populations of these beneficial insects with habitat features like wildflower insectary strips, hedgerows, beetle banks, cover cropping and more.

Click here for more information or to register online.

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Nov
8
9:00am 9:00am

Small Farm Tour - Vossenberg Farm

Join us for a tour of the Vossenberg Farm in Ridgefield and hear from competitive rider and trainer Anna Collier on keeping horses, reducing mud, controlling pests, improving pastures, and managing manure!  Vossenberg Farm Event Facility was recognized by WSU Clark County Extension’s Small Acreage Program as a Merit Property in 2005 for efforts made by the farm owners to manage manure, control runoff, reduce mud and implement other best management practices that improve operations while protecting water quality and natural resources.

See the website for more information.

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Aug
27
12:00am12:00am

Surveys for Living On the Land Due

Living On the Land 2014 - Registration Open

What: Living On the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages

When: Wednesday evenings 9/3 – 11/19 (12 weeks)

Where: Near the 78th St. Heritage Farm in Vancouver (one class will be held at Dollar’s Corner)

Cost: $35 per household

Pre-survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H3CNZW2

Participants of this course will develop a whole property management plan focused on stewardship and centered around five key modules: resource assessment, soil, water, plants, and animals.  Examining and learning about these topics will provide a framework which will guide future management practices and decisions for the benefit of the property, animals, natural resources and our community.  A variety of local and regional specialists presenting on the various topics covered and participants will be able to ask questions and make valuable contacts.  Here’s the course curriculum for a better idea of what we’ll be covering and attached is this year’s schedule. 

If you’d like to enroll in this 12 week course, please fill out the pre-survey at the link above.  I’ll send you the registration link, where payment can be made, after I review your pre-survey. 

This course will fill up so if you’re interested I encourage you to fill out the pre-survey ASAP.  Participants are expected to attend at least 75% of the classes.  If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Hope to see you in class this year!

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Apr
2
9:00am 9:00am

Ridgefield NWR: Habitat Restoration

Volunteer Habitat Restoration, Tree Planting & Maintenance, River 'S' Unit JOIN US for volunteer work days in the wild and beautiful setting of the 5,200-acre Refuge as we plant native trees and shrubs, maintain/repair past plantings, and install wire fencing for protection.  Come out to the refuge and explore, meet good people, and do great things. All workdays are from 9am-12:30pm rain or shine. Wear waterproof footwear, bring gloves, and dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required.
Location: Ridgefield NWR, 1071 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Contact: 360-887-3883 or tatyana_klepanchuk@fws.gov

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Mar
29
10:00am10:00am

Small Acreage Tour: Moonstruck Meadows

Moonstruck Meadows Small Acreage Tour

When: Saturday, March 29, 10am-noon

Where: La Center, WA

Register & details: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/583916

Join us for the first Small Acreage Model Property tour of the year at Moonstruck Meadows on Saturday, March 29 from 10am-noon.  We’ll hear from Ridgefield Equine Clinic's Anne Marie Ray on horse care, and learn tips from the stable owner for reducing mud, improving pastures and keeping animals healthy while implementing sound stewardship practices!  

Topics include:

  • Preventative horse care
  • Best footing materials
  • Pasture management
  • Fencing
  • Manure management
  • Drainage solutions & much more!

Moonstruck Meadows breeds Pure Spanish Andalusians and was recognized by WSU Clark County Extension's Small Acreage Program as a Model Property in 2005 for great efforts made by the landowners to control storm water, reduce mud, manage pastures and implement best management practices that improve operations while protecting water quality and natural resources.

Bring your family (no young children please) and friends and questions you have about your property. Please dress appropriately for the weather, bring a water bottle and wear sturdy boots as we'll be in the field. Resources and refreshments will be provided.  This tour is put on by the Small Acreage Program which is made possible by partnership from WSU Clark County Extension and Clark County Environmental Services Clean Water Program.

Cost: $10 (+$1.34 ticketing fee)

WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Clark County Extension at (360) 397-6060 ext. 0 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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Mar
15
10:00am10:00am

Fruit Trees 101: Fruit Tree Grafting

Bench Grafting and Top Working

A four part series on fruit trees.  Thinking of growing your own fruit trees at home? Already growing fruit trees you want to make sure are well cared for? This class will cover the ten most important things to know in order to ensure healthy trees and an abundant harvest here in the Pacific Northwest.

The lecture will cover site requirements & prep, how to select a good tree, general care & maintenance requirements of different fruits, pollination needs, common pests, and much more. Then we will move outside to explore these same concepts through multiple hands-on activities.

Registration is required, register here.

Location: Luke Jensen Sports Park (Bud van Cleve Community Room) 4000 NE 78th St
Contact: Master Gardener Program at 360-397-6060 ext 5738
Other Information: $45 for one class, $160 for the four part series. 

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Mar
12
9:00am 9:00am

Ridgefield NWR: Habitat Restoration

Volunteer Habitat Restoration, Tree Planting and Maintenance, River 'S' Unit.

JOIN US for volunteer work days in the wild and beautiful setting of the 5,200-acre refuge as we plant native trees and shrubs, maintain/repair past plantings, and install wire fencing for protection.   All workdays are from 9am-12:30pm rain or shine. Wear waterproof footwear, bring gloves, and dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Location: Ridgefield NWR, 1071 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Contact: 360-887-3883 or tatyana_klepanchuk@fws.gov

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Mar
8
10:00am10:00am

Volunteer Lead Training Day at Columbia Springs

Looking for an energetic, exciting group to join this year? Become a Columbia Springs Volunteer Lead! Volunteer Leads receive training, enrichment activities, and special recognition in exchange for 20 hours of service to Columbia Springs during the year. Leads help with community outreach efforts, volunteer events, and community events at Columbia Springs. Lunch and snacks are provided. To sign up, fill out our online Volunteer Application. For more information, visit our website at www.columbiasprings.org


Location: 12208 SE Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA 98683 

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Mar
5
9:00am 9:00am

Ridgefield NWR: Habitat Restoration

Volunteer Habitat Restoration, Tree Planting and Maintenance, River 'S' Unit.

JOIN US for volunteer work days in the wild and beautiful setting of the 5,200-acre refuge as we plant native trees and shrubs, maintain/repair past plantings, and install wire fencing for protection.   All workdays are from 9am-12:30pm rain or shine. Wear waterproof footwear, bring gloves, and dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Location: Ridgefield NWR, 1071 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Contact: 360-887-3883 or tatyana_klepanchuk@fws.gov

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